Leader profile: Wendy Lai

Written by Skye Wishart, 23.06.15
Wendy Lai Blog 230615 Wendy Lai is from a family undeterred by adversity. When her grandfather was taken away and executed during WW2, her father Francis was raised solely by her grandmother who made ends meet as a domestic servant. But he was...

Leader profile: Fiona Mackenzie

Written by Skye Wishart, 22.06.15
Fiona Mackenzie 220615 Fiona Mackenzie has an impressive track record – currently Head of Investments at NZ Superannuation Fund, she’s had stints at Deloitte’s, Credit Suisse in New York, Morgan Stanley in San Francisco and here she’s headed up markets and strategy at the...
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New research into Maori grads may be key to Maori recruitment

Written by Skye Wishart, 18.06.15
When the Matariki stars appear around the shortest day of the year, Maori tradition says it predicts the harvest season – the brighter the stars, the more successful the crop. A long-running survey from Otago University may also predict – in this case, the...
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Welcome to our new Chair and Board Members

Written by Faye Langdon, 15.06.15
We are very pleased to announce the appointment of our new Chair, Sue Sheldon. Sue has been a board member since 2011 and is taking over the role of Chair from Dame Jenny Shipley. We are also delighted to announce the appointment of four new...
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Annual Members Retreat ‘Fit for the Future’!

Written by Sue Sheldon, Chair Global Women, 29.05.15
A huge thank you to the 85 members who joined us at this year’s annual retreat in Queenstown. It was an action-packed and inspiring few days with plenty of time for connecting and networking among peers. At opening celebrations we enjoyed Pecha Kucha presentations from...

Diversity Leadership Finalists Announced

Written by Nancy Davies, 14.11.14
The Deloitte Top 200 finalists have been announced, including the three finalists in the new category of Diversity Leader Award. The inaugural finalists are Genesis Energy, BNZ and Vodafone. The judges of the awards are Dame Alison Paterson, Fran O’Sullivan, Neil Paviour-Smith, Sandy Maier and...

International leadership

Written by Hardeep Kang, 17.10.14
Hardeep Kang recently returned from 6 months as Managing Director of DFE Pharma India. She joins us for a guest blog this week, reflecting on her experiences and the wider impact of working with diversity.   Leading a business in India on a 6 month...

New Zealand Stories

Written by Nancy Davies, 01.10.14
Last week we launched our re-designed website, featuring an online Toolkit designed to gather together the immense amount of resources, literature and tools available and filter them to focus on the most valuable. To further illustrate the New Zealand context, and highlight the D&I journeys...

Deloitte Top 200 Diversity Leader Award introduced

Written by DiverseNZ Inc, 25.09.14
New category added to New Zealand’s premier business awards A new category has been introduced today for the 2014 Deloitte Top 200 Awards. The new Diversity Leader Award recognises organisations for their policies, programmes and values to enable greater diversity across their business. “Together with our...